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    Default Ocrelizumab said to be promising for PPMS, maybe RRMS as well

    The European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (ECTRIMS) has just ended its annual conference (in Barcelona). Many of the papers presented at these conferences are from drug companies that are promoting their latest product, and the report on a Phase III study of ocrelizumab may be just another instance of drug-company hype.

    However, it's getting quite a lot of comment from MS researchers, as discussed in this article in MedPage Today (October 10):

    http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingC...eun=g345846d0r
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    So many looking for something to help PPMS! I hope this can become the first approved therapy.

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    That has to be some really interesting work. The results sounded very promising, and would be a real boost for people with PPMS.

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    Agate,
    This is great news. I have been posting on it for a while as my neurologist talked about it as something to consider in place of the rituxan I now do. The rituxan is still working well enough for me but not as well as it did. I am 67 and my MS seems to be getting more active in the last 2 years.

    Anyway, this is the direction and all results for this have been very hopeful.
    Thanks for the post. Since I am now falling many times each day my knees will be really happy if ocrelizumab enters the MS medicine highway.

    Linda
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    TY Agate, good news indeed.
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